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The Futuna island group was discovered by the Dutch in 1616 and Wallis by the British in 1767, but it was the French who declared a protectorate over the islands in 1842, and took official control of them between 1886 and 1888. Notably, Wallis and Futuna was the only French colony to side with the Vichy regime during World War II, a phase that ended in May of 1942 with the arrival of 2,000 American troops. In 1959, the inhabitants of the islands voted to become a French overseas territory and officially assumed this status in July 1961.


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Transportation

Airports World Ranking: 207
2 (2012)

Airports - with paved runways
Total 2
1,524 to 2,437 m 1
914 to 1,523 m 1 (2012)

Ports and terminals
Leava, Mata-Utu


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Wallis And Futuna [ France ] (Overseas Territory):


GPS points from Wallis And Futuna [ France ] (Overseas Territory)

Sommet Bougainville Wallis And Futuna (general)

Ile Tekaviki Wallis And Futuna (general)

Mua Wallis And Futuna (general)

The Two Lions Wallis And Futuna (general)

Banc Safiafi Wallis And Futuna (general)

Falaleu Wallis And Futuna (general)

Waterwitch Bank Wallis And Futuna (general)

Hoorne Islands Wallis And Futuna (general)




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